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Write Weird and Wonderful Stories (Speculative Fiction)


9 April 2016 (Sat)
9.30am - 1.00pm

Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Course Fee: $70.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.00

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Speculative fiction is a fast growing literary genre that appeals to both young and older readers. While based on science fiction and fantasy conventions, today's writers are highly creative and resourceful in incorporating elements of romance, mystery, thriller and horror in their works. In this creative writing workshop, participants will learn how to develop their own original speculative fiction concepts, and draft the opening chapter or scene of their story. The session will end with a friendly feedback session. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to create their own brand of speculative fiction and produce writing that is fresh, coherent and highly personal.This workshop is conducted by local author Don Bosco. He started the publishing studio Super Cool Books in 2011 and has since released speculative fiction titles like the Time Talisman series and the Sherlock Hong series.

This workshop is suitable for individuals aged 16 and above.


. Understand the conventions of speculative fiction

. Practise working with story structure

. Learn basic principles of character development

. Learn how to incorporate weird and wonderful story elements

. Draft the opening section of their story

 . Experience how to give and receive writing feedback

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Registration Details

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.